2015 Akash Ghai – “Race” Race A Penn State student watches his friend pose wearing an ‘Obama’ mask at a halloween party in State College, Pa. in late October, 2013. Wayne Gersie, associate director of the Multicultural Engineering Program at Penn State, interacts with a colleague during the African Studies open house held in the Paul Robeson Cultural Center on October 30, 2014. African-American rapper and producer Ty Dolla Sign poses for a photograph before his performance in Levels Night Club in State College, Pa. on October 23, 2014. A student protester motivates the crowd before a marching protest opposing the Ferguson grand jury’s ruling in the Michael Brown case in Union Square, New York on November 25, 2014. Protesters opposing the Ferguson grand jury’s ruling in the case involving Michael Brown begin their marching protest from Union Square towards Times Square in New York on November 25, 2014. Dr. Anyabwile Love, a post-doctoral research student in the Africana Research Center at Penn State, and Rhoda Moise, an undergraduate student at Penn State, take a question from the audience during the Black Beauty Colloquium in the Nittany Lion Inn on October 18, 2014. A protester holds a signboard during a protest for various black victims on 125th and Malcolm X Boulevard in Harlem, New York on November 29, 2014. Queen Mother Dr. Delois N. Blakely, honorary mayor of Harlem, interviews with a reporter from NY1 cable news channel during a protest for various black victims on 125th and Malcolm X Boulevard in Harlem, New York on November 29, 2014. A group of Penn State students lie on the floor protesting the Ferguson and Eric Garner grand jury’s ruling during a silent die-in protest in the HUB-Robeson Center on December 2, 2014. The protest received immense backlash on social media, including websites like Yik-Yak where one can post anonymously. A protester pauses after giving a speech during a protest for black victims on 125th and Malcolm X Boulevard in Harlem, New York on November 29, 2014. This image is a screenshot taken from a video shot during the event. The crowd during a live performance by American DJ Diplo in the Bryce Jordan Center on January 19, 2014. African-American attendance was fairly low at the event. These images are copyright Akash Ghai and are use here by permission. They may not be used elsewhere without permission.